Celebrate the Holidays at Highstreet

Highstreet heralds the arrival of the holiday season with one of the biggest and most spectacular Christmas celebrations in the Fraser Valley.

Festivities kick off this Saturday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. with their holiday pre show, followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival at 5 p.m. sa5

The annual event attracts visitors and locals from all over ‘the Valley’ and beyond to this unique open-air shopping centre, located at 3122 Mt Lehman Road in Abbotsford.

Once again, men, women and children of all ages will fill Highstreet’s Central Plaza to watch as the 65ft Christmas tree (one of Canada’s tallest Christmas trees) comes to life with thousands of digital lights, choreographed to holiday tunes.

BC’s best marching band, talented dancers, holiday characters, Spandy Andy, and of course the jolly man in the red suit himself will be there to make his grand debut. Tip: Come early for convenient parking underground and to grab a bite to eat and/or get some of your Christmas shopping done!

This event is on our holiday bucket list for a reason. You don’t want to miss out!

But the holiday show isn’t the only event on Highstreet’s holiday roster. Here are just 5 more reason to drop by this season. (Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for your chance at winning a $50 gift card to Highstreet!)



1. Holiday Show (Every Saturday, Nov. 21 to Dec. 19 from 5-6 p.m.)

Missed the Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival on Nov. 21st? That’s OK! The Holiday Show, featuring the MEI marching band, Project Dance dancer and  Santa, returns every Saturday to Central Plaza at Highstreet. The kiddies will love it and so will you!




2.Santa Photos ( Nov. 22 to Dec. 23)

Visit the oversized Holiday Gift Box in Central Plaza, which is home to Santa and his beloved Elves. With this first class Santa photo experience, which is just $10, you’ll receive a FREE  5×7 print compliments of London Drugs. Score! Click HERE for Santa Hours.




3. Drop off Your Letter to Santa (Nov. 22 to Dec. 15)

Children of all ages are invited to drop off a letter to Santa at Highstreet’s big, red mailbox, located in the Post Office at London Drugs. For every letter collected, Highstreet will donate a can of food to the Abbotsford Food Bank. Isn’t that amazing? So grab go ahead and start making that list and checking it twice Valleyites. I’m hoping for a box of wine and world peace. But don’t delay! Letters must be received by December 15th in time to reach the North Pole.




4. Gift Wrap & Personal Shopping (Nov. 22 to Dec. 24)


Too lazy to wrap your gifts? Heck, I know I hate fiddling with gift wrap and bows. And don’t get me started on the tape situation. Fortunately for people like myself, Highstreet is offering complimentary gift wrapping services ALL SEASON LONG with a donation to the Salvation Army Kettle Drive. Drop by their holiday station in Marshall’s Lobby (East end). There’s also a personal shopping service available at Guest Services. Gift cards are also available at Guest Services – these are sure to come in handy for that person on your list who seems to have it all.




5. Ugly Sweater Christmas Sweater Contest ( Nov. 15 to Dec. 15)

Wondering what to do with that hideous holiday sweater hanging in the back of your closet? What you could do is gather your family and friends and send Highstreet your best ugly Christmas sweater photo. Share the photo on Instagram with #HOLIDEOUS or submit your photo by email to info@highstreetfv.com for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree. I know I could do some serious damage over at Sephora with a prize like this. The campaign supports the Salvation Army. With every photo submitted, you’re encouraged  to make a donation to the Red Kettle Drive.


And there you have it, a handful of very good reasons to visit Highstreet during the holidays — or anytime for that matter.

Highstreet is located at 3122 Mt Lehman Road in Abbotsford. To get there, take Highway 1, Exit 83. Stay in the loop to find out what’s happening at Highstreet by following them on Facebook, and Instagram. Highstreet is home to H&M, London Drugs, Cineplex VIP, Old Navy, Walmart, Sephora and much more.


We’re thrilled to partner with Highstreet to give away a $50 gift card to one lucky VM fan. To enter, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. You must be 18+ to enter. Contest closes at midnight on Dec. 12. Winner will be announced on our Facebook page Dec. 13th. Good luck!


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One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard


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